Auslogics Disk Defrag 18.104.22.168 betaDate added: June, 3rd 2009 - Freeware
Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista
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Auslogics Disk Defrag is a free defragmentation tool that can help anyone to optimize, increase the speed and the responsiveness of your Windows OS and file access on spinning hard drives. After months or years of writing data to your hard drives, accessing them becomes slower and slower; this leads to crashes, slower computer performance, longer start-up times, and even system failures.
Slowdown of OS and read/write speeds of local files is a very common occurrence, enabled by the very nature of the way modern spinning hard drive works. After you create and delete a lot of files, all the files who are written over that area needs to be separated in several chucks that can fit empty spaces on the drive. This causes file-loading to be slower because hard drive head needs to manually visit all those places and one by one load those chunks. Defragmenting optimizes the locations of each individual file, making them accessible in one single read pass, which can tremendously increase the speed of your PC.
Auslogics Disk Defrag is a very simple tool that will optimize everyone’s hard drives and prepare them to work with their maximum possible speed. User interface offers quick access to optimizing tool for all storage partitions that you have, with three levels of action for each of them – Analyze (quick overview of the current state of your file system), Defrag (arranging all files in a orderly fashion so that disk drive could load them faster) and finally Defrag & Optimize (which will additional arrange most crucial files and directories on the outer edges of the HDD discs where they will be loaded faster).
Why Use Disk Defrag?
File System Optimization
Places system files to the faster part of the disk, minimizing the time needed for the hard drive to access them.
Free Space Consolidation
Merges scattered pieces of free space into a contiguous block, preventing fragmentation of newly created files.
Single File Defragmentation
Can save your time by defragmenting only necessary files, instead of defragmenting an entire hard drive.
Can be set to start defragmentation automatically when computer has been idle for 15 minutes.
File Clusters Viewer
Shows you the list of all fragmented files and their clusters location on the disk after performing disk analysis.
VSS Compatible Mode
Minimizes growth of the VSS storage area and reduces the chance of overwriting previous VSS snapshots.